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Old 12-01-2018, 04:49 AM   #9
Richie B
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Originally Posted by CD Wells View Post
I'm amazed at your quick work! I've been searching at least a few hours a month and hadn't matched him up to a particular J Stevenson yet. I had found one in the Argyll who died, one whose family wasn't sure where he went after the War and a few others that didn't match the serial. The British record system is different than what I'm used to for U.S. genealogy, Civil War pensions and trying to find my great uncles units from WWII (tailgunner and an MP). I figured, rightly it seems, that I just didn't know where or how to look. Hats off to you and many thanks. I now have a name. So there could be two more medals out there to find. I will have to keep an eye out. Might i ask the magician his secrets? I'm curious as to what I didn't know to check. The research is the fun part for me.
A magician never reveals his secrets !

However, Iím not a magician.

The first thing I did was check the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website to see if he was a casualty using WW1, J Stevenson and Argylls as search terms.

https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-d...hlanders&war=1

The website on Service Numbers is a good resource which I had used before.

As paddywhack correctly pointed out, I used Ancestry UK to find his Medal Index Card which gave me the information I provided.

Unfortunately his service record does not appear to be one that survived.

His name is quite common so it is difficult to find more without a lot of work.
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